Ocean City Today

Resort celebrates eighth Hotel Week with stay specials

By Kara Hallissey | Aug 24, 2017

(Aug. 25, 2017) As summer winds down and the kids go back to school, hotels are prepping for Ocean City Hotel Week, where hotels offer special discounts on rooms starting Aug. 27 and continuing through Sept. 10.

As of Wednesday morning, at least 20 businesses are participating in the eighth annual event, which runs for nearly two weeks.

“It was designed to mimic Restaurant Week and its coinciding with Maryland Week,” Susan Jones, executive director for the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, said. “We organize our members into offering great deals. The majority offer beach bargains and some have a free night, if you stay three or more nights.”

Many Ocean City businesses including restaurants and amusement attractions, will join local hotels and motels in offering deals and discounts during the inaugural Maryland Week, which takes place Aug. 28 to Sept. 4, and encourages families to spend their last week of summer vacation in the resort before school starts back up.

Participating Hotel Week businesses will offer “beach bargains” of 15-25 percent off standard rates for trips lasting three to five nights or an extra night free for those who stay three to five nights. Labor Day weekend is excluded from the deals.

Discounts are available at the Commander Hotel, Cayman Suites, the Flamingo Motel, Howard Johnson and the Grand Hotel and Spa, among others.

“The best part is you receive discounts off standard rates,” Jones said. “It is a great time to visit Ocean City. It is still gorgeous out, the water is warm and everything is open and in full swing, but it’s not as crowded.”

Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association members started Hotel Week in 2010 to help bring people to Ocean City after the kids go back to school, the season starts to wind down and businesses see a drop in traffic.

“Hotel Week has helped boost business at the end of the summer,” Jones said.

Visit www.oceancityhotelweek.com for a full list of participating hotels and their special deals.

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